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British museum buys working gun made on 3-D printer

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Britain's Victoria & Albert Museum says it has bought a working gun made on a 3-D printer, which sparked alarm among anti-firearms campaigners when it was unveiled in the United States.

Red Cross of Smith County sending workers to assist Colorado flood victims

According to the Smith County Red Cross they are sending two people to Colorado to assists victims of the flooding. The Red Cross was caring for 1000 people in 24 shelters across Colorado, Sunday night.
Beaumont cheerleaders lawyer up to save Bible-themed banner messages

Beaumont cheerleaders lawyer up to save Bible-themed banner messages

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; some Kountze cheerleaders who want to continue to display Bible banners at high school football games have hired their own attorney because they do not want to be pitted against their school district in what
HPD: Suspected carjacker shot to death

HPD: Suspected carjacker shot to death

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a man fatally shot a suspected carjacker late Tuesday in the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant in north Houston.
Abercrombie & Fitch loses ruling over Muslim garb

Abercrombie & Fitch loses ruling over Muslim garb

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Abercrombie & Fitch and its Hollister Co. outlet in San Mateo violated the religious rights of a Muslim employee who was fired for refusing to remove her headscarf, a federal judge has ruled.

That won't play in Texas

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a musician from Tennessee has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison for trying to entice minors into having sex with him in Texas.
Driller hits bone, not oil

Driller hits bone, not oil

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Apache Corp. recently unearthed fossils of extinct camels and horses during construction of a well pad in western Oklahoma.

Waterpark fined following lifeguard's death

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; A federal agency has cited a South Texas waterpark for several worker safety violations and imposed a fine of nearly $100,000 following the death of a lifeguard in March.
Fort Hood shooter forcibly shaved in prison

Fort Hood shooter forcibly shaved in prison

The Houston Chronicle is reporting The Army psychiatrist sentenced to death for the Fort Hood shooting rampage has been forcibly shaved, an Army spokesman said Tuesday.

Caldwell Zoo offering unique homeschool opportunity

The Caldwell Zoo in Tyler is offering a very unique homeschool opportunity. It's for students ages four to 16-years-old.
USDA has $12 million for microentrepreneur grants, loans

USDA has $12 million for microentrepreneur grants, loans

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the availability of loan and grant funds to support rural microentrepreneurs and microenterprises. 
More than 650 new Texas laws went into effect on Sept. 1st

More than 650 new Texas laws went into effect on Sept. 1st

During the last Texas legislative session, more than 1,573 bills were signed into law by Governor Rick Perry.

Texas Schlitterbahn cited for death of lifeguard in wave generator

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a federal safety agency cited Enterprize Management Inc.
Business Facilities names Texas 'Best Business Climate'

Business Facilities names Texas 'Best Business Climate'

Business Facilities magazine has again ranked Texas as the country’s Best Business Climate, adding to a long list of national accolades for the economic principles that have helped the Lone Star State lead the nation in job creation.
In rural Texas, living without home internet

In rural Texas, living without home internet

Vic Sowell had no internet service at his Palestine home and a laptop he barely knew how to use when it struck the East Texan that his granddaughter knew more about computers than he did.